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post #7 of Old 08-08-2001
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To Jeff H

I like Jeff''s take on cruising boats and find myself agreeing on virtually all points of what makes a good sailing boat: deep external lead fin keel, moderate displacement, good windward ability. I''m just a "weekend warrior" coastal cruiser right now, but have dreams of endless days in warmer waters.

My current boat, a Sabre 28, has wonderful sailing characteristics but is too small and is not equipped for my future aspirations. I''m thinking I''d like a larger version of this boat for extended coastal cruising and occaisional crossings, but I seldom hear Sabres mentioned in the context of offshore passages. They certainly seem capable.

Anyone care to weigh in on the subject of passagemaking in an older Sabre 34, 36, or 38?
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